- ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System
Each ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System has two components - Alkalinity and Calcium. When used in equal parts, easily maintain calcium and alkalinity levels with no mixing of powders, disruption of ionic balace or addition of organic chemicals. Formulated to provide all the proper ratios to duplicate the composition of synthetic seawater.
With use, can help restore ions lost from protein skimming and help maintain the ionic balance of the aquarium water.
The recommended starting dose is 1 mL of each component per 4 gallons of aquarium capacity per day. Test calcium and alkalinity frequently until the correct dosing amount is achieved to keep both elements stable from day to day. Each tank will be different and depends on many different variables will determine how much your tank will need to be dosed on a daily basis.
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System – 8 Gallon Package Contents:
1x - Component No. 1 Alkalinity 4 Gallon
1x - Component No. 2 Calcium 4 Gallon
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System – 2 Gallon Package Contents:
1x -Component No. 1 Alkalinity 1 Gallon
1x -Component No. 2 Calcium 1 Gallon
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System - 64 oz Package Contents:
1x -Component No. 1 Alkalinity 32 oz.
1x -Component No. 2 Calcium 32 oz.
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System – 32 oz Package Contents:
1x -Component No. 1 Alkalinity 16 oz.
1x -Component No. 2 Calcium 16 oz.
Wish I knew By Markreef on 11/27/2019Markreef would recommend this product to a friendMaybe I should have known but the 64 oz. doesn't come with pour bottles or measuring cap like the smaller does.
Receive only 1 bucket. By VIET on 11/6/2019VIET would recommend this product to a friendNo complain about the product. But how BRS doing business. I received only 1 bucket (calcium). I was out of town for the week for I didn't noticed the shipment. 5 days later when I called and BRS said because the other bucket "damage on shipping" so it returned. So if I didn't call, it's considered my lost? On the other hand, I am now out of ALk and I have to wait for anther "3 business day" before my alk arrive. So frustrated!
Do not buy the larger versions By Vlad L on 6/15/2019Vlad L wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMy whole reason for switching to b-ionic from BRS is not having to mix the product. 2g (and I am guessing larger versions) now require mixing, which would have been nice to know before buying. Instructions on the bottles are a total lie. Mix for 2-3 minutes? Is that with a time machine you invented? Mixing Alk for half an hour already and there are large chunks still in the liquid. Disappointed.
solid mass By Mark on 1/25/2019Mark wouldn't recommend this product to a friendOrdered the 2g 2 part. This now ships in concentrate form so you have to add rodi, luckily I run my own. Worst part was the alk was a solid block which the instructions say you need to submerse in 120/140 degree water to get back into liquid form. I guess it would make sense to purchase this when corn on the cob is in season, that way you can boil your alk at the same time. First and last use of B-Ionic products.
Consistency 100% By SROMERO287 on 8/30/2018SROMERO287 would recommend this product to a friendI had been using almost all most popular and different brands for the two parts dosing but after ReefAPalooza in Orlando Fl, one of the most respected coral experts explained about why using this product in particular and honestly since I started using the ESV B-Ionic finally I had found the stability necessary to see my sps color up and grow almost at a point where I can see the white tips in my frags. Initially was scared thinking they were bleaching out but they were just growing up. Obviously is not only the reef elements but a combination of light, flow, nutrients and “stable” elements specially the Alk offered by B-Ionic. Kudos for ESV B-Ionic formula, simply just excellent results
Great 2 Part By Jason on 3/31/2018Jason would recommend this product to a friendHave been using this for over 2 years now. Mixes consistent every time and keeps my alk and cal in check. Also helps with my essential elements according to the triton test.
Works great.. By Oscar on 2/27/2018Oscar would recommend this product to a friendWorks great.. keeps my cal and alk at point.
Awesome product By Robert on 2/5/2018Robert would recommend this product to a friendThis product is very easy to use mixes very well and maintains proper chemical balance.
Easy and I trust it! By Michael on 1/18/2018Michael would recommend this product to a friendI picked this product because I’ve used and liked Seachems two part. The reviews are true to this. So if you’re like me and you want a ready to use product and don’t want to worry about measuring how much you need to add except maybe RODI water this is the route to go!
Amazin,g polyp extension By Cullen on 7/19/2017Cullen would recommend this product to a friendThis is amazing how my sps are responding to this product. I have always used Seachem Reef1&2 and have never had my sps respond so well. Blue tort acro has all polyps out and birdsnest is so big and fluffy from extension. All lps and softies are loving this product. Will definately buy again.
ESV By Julio on 7/15/2017Julio would recommend this product to a friendThe best product for the calcium and alkalinity
Excellent By Ronb55 on 5/11/2017Ronb55 would recommend this product to a friendHave used this for the past several years ....excellent product and the tank shows it
For the 8 gallon package, I assume you need to dilute to get final product but how long will the diluted gallons be able to stay in the bucket until used? Will it still be good after 1 year or 1.5 year?
Hi, I have a question about the 8 gallons package, is it 8 gallon of concentrate to dilute or 8 gallons of final product after you had water ?
I purchased the 16 oz and had no idea I had to dilute it because it says that nowhere on the bottle and the bottle was full. Am I ok? I was dosing it like that for a month or two but the corals look fine?
I am using the 2 part doesing 10ml in a 29 gal cube my alk is at 12.9 and calcium is at 289 how do i correct my alk and still raise calcium i use 10 ml of each can i stop the alk and just dose calcium till i reach proper levels? curtis
First step will be to perform a massive water change with a good salt mix to equalize the two levels. From there you can retest and individually dose the elements until they become more balanced. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I'm looking for something other than 2 part that you could use to raise you Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium. Then use 2 part along with Kalkwasser to maintain them. Or am I all off base with my thinking? Thanks.
Two part really is what you would use to do the adjusting, then use kalk to maintain the levels (and keep the two part on hand for occasional adjustment). This is because its about the only method that lets you individually adjust each parameter independently of the other.
To be entirely honest I can't think of any reason to not do it the normal way but if there is something unique or I am missing something let us know and we will help you figure out the best plan of action for you. You might be interested in this kit as well, it has all of the individual solutions as well as the kalk to get you starter. It should be back in stock in the next few days.
Is the calculator for the brs 2 part the same for esv . making it the same strength
Our Calculator is designed for our BRS 2 part products the ESV is not a direct replacement and the solution will be different.